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Nov 11, 2012 5:00am PST
quo. asking the two to work together as house speaker john boehner put it the day after the election. >> the american people have spoken. they reelected president obama. they have again reelected a republican majority in the house of representatives. if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges we all face as a nation. >> the other way to interpret the results is to see them as a resounding liberal governance. a larger and apparently more democratic majority in the senate. it's how harry reid framed the results. >> we had an overwhelming re-election of the president. we picked up seats in the senate and the house. it's not the status quo. >> one thing is clear. it will not look like any congress we have ever had. the most stunning exacten is the diminishing number of white men in house of representatives. in the current house, white men were 88% compared to 53% in the caucus. for the first time ever in history, white men will make up just a minority, 46% of the democratic caucus. women will make u
Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
's evolved. boehner making some noises. do you think, a, it's the right way to go and, b, it's the way the party can go. >> i think immigration is very important. i think if republicans think if we pass an immigration bill, hispanics will vote for us, i don't think that's true. you need to make sure hispanics are part of the party. one of the things romney did, we talked a lot about the illegal immigration stuff. romney ran a lot of ads about talking about how the economy is hurting latinos. it's not like he was -- he was trying to run the sort of broader message about, here, we're all suffering from this economy together. the thing i want to say is to conservatives who are reading this. >> they're authors of a book called emerging democratic majority which predicts the democratic changes we're seeing. >> it's a great book. political activists say there are no permanent majorities in politics. it's too competitive. republicans will figure it out. i hope they'll figure it out sooner rather than later. >> lorella, on this immigration issue, i'm actually weirdly in the camp of -- well, fi
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